Sports Nutrition To Fuel Performance

Sports Nutrition to fuel your Performance

This exciting sports nutrition course is packed with practical information, instruction and insights. It is designed for personal trainers, coaches and other health & fitness professionals as well as enthusiasts keen to explore personalised nutrition approaches for themselves and/or their clients.

Moving beyond the era of simply counting calories and macros, functional sports nutrition addresses dysfunctions, deficiencies and imbalances mainly through individually tailored adjustments to food and lifestyle. The aim is to achieve optimal health, function, body weight & composition, and performance using a personalised approach that supports the individual’s unique mix of goals, health and performance needs, circumstances and preferences.

As we see ‘one-size-fits-all’ rapidly giving way to more effective bespoke approaches in weight control and sports performance, fitness enthusiasts and professionals are keen to update and enhance their understanding and practical skills.

What is Sports Nutrition for Performance?

The programme provides the understanding and practical skills training needed to inform and coach active individuals to adopt wholefoods-based eating plans tailored for their unique individual needs and goals. You will gain understanding and practical training in vital aspects of healthy eating and lifestyle to optimise your own and others’ health.

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Course Length & Cost

Course content will be released over a 3 month period from June 1st and will be accessible for 6 months.

Estimated 3-6 hours of study per unit.

Cost: €349


Delivery is fully online:

  • Prerecorded lecture videos with accompanying notes and handouts.
  • All the course content in comprehensive downloadable handouts to keep.


IINH Certificate of Completion.

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Cost: €349 

Sports Nutrition - Running

Who is this sports nutrition course for?

  • Sports & Fitness Enthusiasts
  • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Coaches
  • Bodybuilders
  • Anyone looking to optimise their training and/or learn different approaches to fueling their body for performance 

What does this course enable you to do?

This course is ideal for those who want the best results from their training whether it be aesthetic, performance, injury prevention and/or overall wellness. The cutting-edge information and practical skills training provided will enable anyone interested in sports and fitness to help themselves or their clients optimise the power of wholesome food and sensible hydration to achieve their weight/fat or performance goals and strengthen their health.

For personal trainers and coaches, completing this sports nutrition course will enable you to devise safe, effective and do-able personalised nutrition plans. Combining bespoke training for weight-loss/performance with a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan vastly improves client outcomes and satisfaction. You will learn to ask clients the right questions, identify and address their unique key issues, create workable eating and lifestyle plans, and then guide and motivate them to success over the following weeks and months.

Sports Nutrition Course Outline

Each week will deliver key elements of nutrition and lifestyle coaching concepts in an easy to understand format. The main purpose of this course is to equip participants with sufficient knowledge, skills and practical tools to help themselves and their clients adopt safe, appropriate and effective personalised nutrition programmes to support successful weight/fat loss and sports performance – and make them stick!

What is Food Part 1 – Protein, Carbs & Fats /Lipids

What is Food Part 2 – Vitamins, Minerals, Phytonutrients/ Antioxidants

Introduction to the digestive system and the important role it has to play when it comes to good nutrition, health and overall sports performance.

Case Study 1

Where do we get energy from?; Introduction to Metabolism & Biochemical concepts; Regulation of metabolism – impact of food and exercise; Energy Balance/Body composition among other concepts

Case Study 2

Labeling: How to read labels

Supplements: Introduction: Do you need to supplement?; Important nutrients for athletes, a look at both general and sports specific supplementation; Bone, Sleep & Stress support

Sleep: Why do we sleep; Quality vs Quantity; Sleep deprivation

Stress: A look at the Stress response; Coaching to manage stress

Recovery Fundamentals

Practical Application when working with Clients; Beyond Diet – Practical Tips & at home tests.

Case Study 3

  • Nutrition Myths
  • Farm to Fork
  • Case Study 4
  • Recipe eBook
Sports Nutrition: Triathlon
Sports Nutrition: cycling

Sports Nutrition Sample Class

Try us out for FREE! Sample some of our course content and get a tour of our learning platform.


Ryan Daly - Personal Trainer & Nutrition and Health Coach

‘I have a better understanding of nutrition performance and now can implement this with my clients. 

Both teachers were extremely passionate and knowledgeable plus there experience in two backgrounds complemented the course really well’

Course Creators

Sports Nutrition Course Creator: LYDA BORGSTEIJN

Lyda Borgsteijn

Co-owner CrossFit Solas, Certified Nutritional Therapist, Coach and Speaker. Lyda specialises in paleo nutrition, blood sugar regulation, digestive health and energy balance and works with fitness enthusiasts and athletes on diet analysis, planning, implementing and monitoring specific nutrition programmes and supplement protocols tailored to their sport and individual needs. Current and past clients include triathletes, ironmen, indoor football players, rowers and CrossFit​ competitors.

Ian Madden

Ian has been coaching and competitively training in CrossFit for 11+ years. Having worked in four different CrossFit gyms in Ireland and Canada, he now heads up CrossFit Solas in Greystones. As a student of neuromuscular physical therapy, Ian’s interests have always centred around movement and functional fitness. Today, he works with clients of all ages and fitness as well as with larger corporate programs focused on health and wellbeing.

Sports Nutrition Course Creator: SEAN KINANE

Sean Kinane

Sean is an experienced gym instructor, personal trainer, qualified Nutrition &
Health Coach and Nutritional Therapist. His company Health Matters specialises in fitness testing, performance enhancement and other health-related programmes. He will demonstrate metabolic Testing and VO 2 Testing. Sean also lectures on ITEC and ASCM fitness courses, delivers a Health and Fitness module with Solas and has developed a Schools Health Education and Awareness Programme, currently in operation in primary schools across Dublin. 

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